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Ambassador Bridge, Detroit

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The Ambassador Bridge is a tolled suspension bridge across the Detroit River that connects Detroit, Michigan, United States, with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume, carrying more than 25% of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the region and US$13 billion in annual production depend on the Detroit–Windsor international border crossing.
The bridge is owned by Grosse Pointe billionaire Manuel Moroun through the Detroit International Bridge Company in the United States and the Canadian Transit Company in Canada. In 1979, when the previous owners put it on the New York Stock Exchange and shares were traded, Moroun was able to buy shares, eventually acquiring the bridge. The bridge carries 60 to 70 percent of commercial truck traffic in the region. Moroun also owns the Ammex Detroit Duty Free Stores at both the bridge and the tunnel.
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  • This bridge is always having to shift lanes to accommodate traffic. No signs to designate which lanes are for what vehicles and because of the new constant construction the lane markings no longer...  more »
  • Did a round trip over the Ambassador Bridge beginning in Detroit to Windsor.The cost is $5 each way. Arriving on the Canadian side we followed traffic and ended up in the Nexus Line which we found...  more »
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  • It's a good way to get across the river between two countries and go through customs on either side of the border. When you're on top there's a great view of both downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • It's a bridge....its typically in lousy shape. But it gets you across the border quickly. Always considerable amounts of traffic on it. It's the busiest border crossing in the world, mostly due to trade between Canada and the USA. I have been over this bridge thousands of times over the years as a truck driver and back when Michigan was in it's Automotive Glory days. Sadly Detroit and this bridge have seen better days. But it still is an amazing bridge when you think about how long it's lasted and the amount of traffic it's seen over the years of its existence.

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